Catasauqua Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Catasauqua continues opioid discussion during open forum

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Opioids have become one of the area’s largest concerns among teens, and Catasauqua is determined to stop it from getting worse.

Preventive tips and rehabilitation options were discussed with treatment professionals, medical personnel, those in recovery, Catasauqua Area School District faculty and others during an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, held Sept. 27 at Catasauqua High School.

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, partnered with the school district to present this town hall meeting.

Second St. property owner to pay outstanding bill

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Update on improvements must be forwarded to borough by Dec. 17

At the North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting Dec. 3, members discussed an update on Hyoungjoon Park’s property at 1020 and 1022 Second St.

Park’s attorney, Alexander Ward, sent a letter to council’s solicitor, Steven Goudsouzian, regarding an outstanding garbage invoice. Ward was inquiring about whether Park would be responsible to pay the outstanding invoice. The borough is taking the position that Park will be responsible for payment.

A festive night

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Residents enjoy carols, crafts, visit from Santa at Catasauqua event

Catasauqua Borough continued its long-standing tradition of lighting the borough Christmas tree on the first Sunday of December. The light rain did not deter too many revelers at this year’s event, held Dec. 2.

“We were happy so many residents came out to enjoy the evening,” Mayor Barbara Schlegel said.

Some of the events were canceled because of the rain, but a fun-filled night was still in store.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 10

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 12

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Small-business shopping in Catasauqua

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Where did local residents turn to find unique gifts for this holiday season?

Each year on Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Main Streets President Kimberly Brubaker hosts a pop-up shop for local handmade products. Main Streets is Catasauqua’s business association.

This year, the pop-up shop was held at 417 Front St., Catasauqua. The property is owned by Jackie and David Harth, who provided the space at no cost.

The shop has a limited display of handmade art from a variety of craftsmen. Some of the vendors are repeats.

Tocci named to Hanover seat

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Newest member is also township planner

After due consideration, Hanover Township Council Chairman Bruce Paulus, with the concurrence of council, appointed Richard Tocci to fill the seat of Councilman Curtis Wegfahrt.

Wegfahrt vacated his seat because he was relocated out of the area. The township presented him with a plaque thanking him for his service to the community.

Tocci has been a member of the township planning commission, so he is fami- liar with some of the actions affecting the township.

Front St. property owners to face citations for missed deadline

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

North Catasauqua Borough Council members met Nov. 19 and discussed the property located at 1151 Front St., North Catasauqua, which has had tarps on the roofs of structures there for quite some time. These tarps are shredding and showering blue pieces of plastic around the neighborhood.

The building, a former warehouse, is used as a repair and resale site for electronic equipment.

As of July 6, the property owners were informed they had 120 days to complete a roofing project. This deadline has been missed.